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05/01/2018 - Resolutions may trigger risk-reducing behaviour change - study
Sticking to New Year resolutions to lead a healthier lifestyle helps individuals reduce the risk of developing cancer, according to Welsh researchers. More

04/01/2018 - How alcohol damages DNA
Researchers have discovered some of the exact ways that alcohol causes genetic damage that may trigger the development of cancer. More

03/01/2018 - Social status link to alcohol heart risks
The hazards of excessive alcohol consumption may apply more strongly to people in lower socioeconomic groups, according to a new analysis. More

28/11/2017 - Obesity threat to cardiovascular health – especially in UK
The world’s wealthiest countries have successfully reduced deaths from cardiovascular disease and stroke – but this is under threat from rising rates of obesity, according to a major study published today. More

19/09/2017 - Budget cigarettes ‘killing’ infants
The sale of budget cigarettes across Europe has contributed significantly to infant mortality, researchers warned today. More

12/09/2017 - Doubts over pregnancy alcohol harm
There is “surprisingly limited” evidence that drinking alcohol during pregnancy is harmful, according to an analysis published today. More

23/08/2017 - Substance misuse rising in baby boomers
There is an increase in alcohol and drug misuse among people aged over 50, public health experts warn today. More

10/08/2017 - Cannabis link to hypertension
Regular use of cannabis raises the risk of hypertension, researchers have reported. More

28/07/2017 - Alcohol link to diabetes risk
Moderate drinking is linked to a relatively low risk of diabetes, Danish researchers report today. More

07/06/2017 - Moderate drinking's brain effects
Consuming even a small amount of alcohol may have negative effects on the brain, particularly the hippocampus, British researchers say today. More

26/04/2017 - Binge drinking link to heart risk
A study of a German drinking festival has reported a link between alcohol consumption and cardiac arrhythmia. More

11/04/2017 - 'Poppers' may cause retinal damage
The changing chemical composition of 'poppers' carries a risk of retinal damage, ophthalmologists warn today. More

23/03/2017 - Alcohol heart disease link explored
Moderate drinking is linked to reduced risk of many kinds of cardiovascular disease, according to a major UK analysis published today. More

08/02/2017 - UK alcohol toll "too high"
The UK is failing to make headway against the health problems caused by excessive drinking of alcohol, campaigners said yesterday. More

07/02/2017 - E-cigarettes ‘safer than smoking’
E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use than cigarettes, according to a new scientific study. More

02/02/2017 - New warning on e-cigarettes
A senior European cardiologist has called for public health campaigners to be careful of promoting e-cigarettes after new evidence linked them to potential cardiac risk. More

23/01/2017 - How stopping smoking aids mental health
Successful stop smoking clinics can have a significant impact on the mental health of participants with depression, according to research in the Czech Republic. More

11/01/2017 - New call to curb tobacco use
There are significant health and financial benefits from improved tobacco control policies, according to a major new report. More

20/12/2016 - Heavy drinkers need liver screening - guidance
People who drink too much alcohol should be screened for liver disease, according to draft UK guidelines published last night. More

25/11/2016 - Oral cancer rates soar
Figures reported today show how rates of oral cancer have soared this century, driven by changing lifestyles. More

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